Mar 19, 2004 - 9:23 am
My Mom has been fighting liver mets with chemos for over 2 years and her latest ct showed that the mets are growing even after starting Oxal/5fu this past November. She had 7 treatments and is still continuing. She has 3 tumors and the biggest one is now over 5cm. I'm really scared that any other options that she may have had like rfa will not be available to her because of the size of her tumors. Her doctor wants her to continue on this treatment for another 2 months because he said the growth was minimal (about 1cm in 4 months) and he regards her as somewhat stable. All I know is that they are twice as big or bigger than there were last year and they keep growing. The next course is Erbitux. But I want to look into other options before that. Any ideas?? I did take her for a consultation on rfa but the doctor said he wanted the tumors to shrink a little more and to come back when they did. Well...they didn't and I don't know where to turn. Sorry to ramble...I'm just really sick over this and I want to help her now when she still feels good. Thank you for any suggestions and God Bless all of you.